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60 Instagram-Worthy Food Captions That Will Rake In The Likes

Food is quite possibly the best word in the entire English language. While some don’t take eating quite as seriously, others like us know that time after a meal is honestly just spent counting down until the next time more glorious food comes our way. Gathering around for meals has always been a way to connect with family and friends. And now, thanks to social media, we can connect with everyone we know over a meal — or at least a fire food Instagram post.

Taking pictures of food is no joking matter. Pictures of delicious food floods our feed, and we can’t get enough of it. Also, it basically let’s the world know that you’re living your best life, while eating quality cuisine. Anyone who has tried to get an influencer-worthy food shot knows how complicated it is. Getting the plates on the table in the right position takes forever, and you always need to convince your friends to wait (just a quick second) while you snap the perfect shot. (Okay, like ten “perfect” pictures. What? You NEED options.)

Once you finally nab the coveted (and totally effortless-looking) photo, the real work begins. Coming up with food captions is always a challenge. Should you go the funny route? Cute? It’s hard to tell, and sometimes your friends’ advice just isn’t cutting it. That’s where we come in. Next time you’re looking for a little Insta inspiration, try using one of these Instagram food captions below. We guarantee they’ll rack up the likes.

Felt cute, might eat later.

You’ve already spent 20 minutes making sure you and your friends orders looked just right, so go on and post the picture.

My food pics bring all the boys to the yard, and I’m like, “No, I will absolutely not share with you.”

All is fair in love and food.

Avocado toast for breakfast? Groundbreaking.

It may get frowned upon for being the “basic” breakfast choice, but hey, anyone who has tried it knows it’s delicious. And healthy-ish.

To Start: Just Add Coffee

We all know it’s best if no one talks to us before we’ve had our iced venti cold brew with two sugars. Sorry, we don’t make the rules. It’s coffee’s world, and we’re just living in it.

It’s not a cheat day, it’s a cheat lifestyle.

Forget cutting back — food is the best and you know it.

Every pizza is a personal pizza if you believe in yourself.

For when the only part of your night you remembered to capture was your late night run to Domino’s.

Started from Top Ramen, now we here.

Get it? Sorry, we had to. Also, we’re pretty sure that Drake himself would approve of this caption.

We accept the brunch we think we deserve.

Sunday is the day of rest, and brunching. Going over all of the gossip with your girlfriends is a sacred tradition, and we happen to be devoted attendees.

“The Limit Does Not Exist.”

This (completely mathematical) caption applies for bottomless brunch, Wine Wednesday’s, and the rest of the time.

I don’t always eat donuts, but when I do, I have four of them.

Guess what? We donut even care.

One does not simply not have seconds.

There might literally be nothing better in the world than a big bowl of yummy pasta, so you definitely need the perfect Instagram caption for it.

Calories don’t count at happy hour.

Good news is after a few drinks, we can barely count past ten anyway.

Name a more iconic duo, I’ll wait.

You’re the peanut butter to my jelly, and the Instagram to my caption.

Shoutout to wine for being the most consistent relationship I’ll ever have.

No matter what, wine is always there. Bad day, good day, doesn’t matter. Expect our official wedding announcement in the mail soon.

Making Martha Stewart proud since the ’90s.

Sometimes, usually after watching too much Great British Bake Off, our inner celeb chef comes out. And frankly, we kind of nail it.

Looks too good to eat, but I’m gonna do it anyway. Call me a rebel.


“No thanks, I don’t like chocolate,” said no one ever.

We’re sorry, but anyone who doesn’t like chocolate can absolutely not be trusted.

Waiting on time travel so I can come back and eat this again.

Hey science? Can you please work on figuring out that whole time travel thing? We have meals we want to re-eat over here. Please and thank you.

You had me at happy hour.

It’s always five o’clock somewhere. Normally here, in spirit.

Time spent eating this: two minutes. Time spent coming up with this caption: much, much longer.

Pics, or it didn’t happen.

Coffee, chocolate, and men: the richer, the better.

Who are we kidding, we’d take chocolate over men any day. Honestly, probably coffee too.

Return of the MAC.

This mac n’ cheese will make you, “jump, jump.”

Legalize marinara.

The good news is, it’s impossible to overdose on mozzarella sticks. Don’t worry, we tested it.

I don’t eat to live, I live to eat.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacking? You name it, we’re here to eat it. The Hungry Hungry Caterpillar wishes he was us.

A picture is worth a thousand words, and at least a thousand likes. Right?

Ask, and you shall receive, at least with your real besties.

Just Eat It.

It’s still a workout if I wear my Nike’s to brunch, right?

Let’s Get This Bread.

But seriously, we’d like an order of the rolls please.

You had me at “let’s split an order of French fries.”


Why meal prep when you can Postmates?

Let’s not and say we did.

The only side piece I need.

Well, maybe two side pieces. (Or three.)

Peace, Love, Charcuterie

The only food group we need.

“And in the morning, I’m making waffles.”

That’ll do, donkey, that’ll do.

Just waiting to find someone who looks at me the way I look at food.

An everlasting love.

If only taking a picture made this meal last longer.


What I mean when I say “I’m getting baked.”

All day, every day.

Oil on canvas (2019).

Artwork of the highest caliber.

Carbs 4 President

All rise.

Breakfast of Champions, and normal people like me.

Aim low, achieve often. That’s our motto.


But very suitable for eating.

Pasta la vista!

Because once you dig into this pasta, you might as well be on vacation.

“I want all of you, forever, you and me, every day.”

It’s not going to be easy. But, it’ll be worth it.

“Cake, cake, cake, cake, cake.” – Rihanna

Your birthday never looked so good. (But warning: This song will get stuck in everyone’s head.)

I’ve got my eyes on the fries.

Because aren’t fries always the best prize?

Came for the food, stayed… for the food.

I mean, you’re just being honest, and no one can blame you for that!

She believed she could, sushi did.

Your tuna roll has never been so empowering (and delicious).

When all is said and dine…

We must eat!

Let’s taco ’bout it.

Let your friends know that you’re not messing around on Taco Tuesday.

Feeling salty.

If you’re feeling it, let the people know (with a side of something salty).

It’s a messy bun kind of day.

This is an essential caption for whenever you’re munching on a cinnamon bun.

Go shawty! It’s sherbert day.

Even if it’s not your birthday, this caption will likely still be a hit with your followers.

Pumpkin spice, spice, baby!

Taking a pic of a Pumpkin Spice Latte isn’t basic if you follow it up with a clever and punny caption.

Penne for your thoughts?

It’s im-pasta-ble not to chuckle at this very corny.

This is nacho average Instagram post.

Sorry for the cheesy caption (but not sorry for the cheesy nachos).

Jello from the other sideeeeeee.

For those rare moments when you come face to face with a Jello mold.

Don’t go bacon my heart.

Just make sure you apologize for getting that song stuck in everyone’s head.

Olive you with all of my heart.

Love is never the pits.

Aren’t you egg-cited for breakfast?

It’s going to be cereal-ously delicious.

Life is breader with carbs.

Crust me.

Cheese-us take the wheel.

When life gets tough, you came depend on cheese.

Do you want a pizza me?

Because everyone should have at least one pizza selfie on their ‘gram.